Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
About a week ago I gave myself “permission” to take a week off from working out. I have been so consistent since January, but noticed that I was putting so much pressure on myself and being unkind. This Monday I decided that 2 weeks will not hurt. This is a time of transition and I am still staying active. On Sunday we swam 1.4 miles in the lake!
I know that when I get into a pattern of self defeating thoughts and self deprecation that it is time to hit the pause button…
It has been nice to take a deliberate pause. In the past, I usually ended up quitting and allowing life to get in the way and keep me from continuing, but this time it is simply a deliberate pause.
My wrist was so sore that I could not lift very heavy weight and I had a giant blister on the ball of my foot that got infected and made it hard to walk. I took these as signs to take a break.
And now my blister has drained and healed and my wrist is feeling a lot better. I never used to believe in breaks, but healing takes place when you allow yourself to rest.
It is also good timing because I am about to move again and I need to save as much money as I can to finance this next adventure. I thought that when I came home that I would join a gym for at least a month and continue working out, but it hasn’t happened. Also, I sold my car in Maine and put the money towards a house. I guess this is delayed gratification. Making sacrifices and saving up for a greater good!
This is also a good time for me to dive into those books that I have always wanted to read and to refocus my energy into creating the kind of life I want in the future. I think once I start working out again I will do home workouts so that I will not put so much pressure on myself.
It is not very realistic to get a gym membership when you are frequently moving so I need to do a workout that can move with me. I’m thinking some meditation, yoga with Adriene, Blogilates, anyone?
What are some of your favorite portable workouts? Please comment below to share!